US Still Struggling With Snow, Storms, and Flooding: Half a Million Homes Without Power | outside

A winter storm on the northeastern coast of the United States and flooding in the western part of the country on Wednesday knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of American homes and disrupted utilities. More rain and snow are also expected.

According to the specialist PowerOutage website, nearly 200,000 homes and businesses are without power in western California, and many more in five northeastern states from New York to Boston.

On the Atlantic coast, heavy snow and winds also knocked down trees on roads. So it’s not accessible, according to the local weather service.

The authorities have already called for caution on several occasions. They also warn about the risk of injury or heart attack in people who remove snow.

Massachusetts storm and flood. © AFP

In Massachusetts, many schools are closed, including the Berkshire County School District, where up to 71 cm of snow fell.

On the other side of the country, in California, there was flooding after heavy rain. On Friday, the Pajaro River overflowed its banks, flooding homes. Thousands of people in south San Francisco evacuated over the weekend.

Evacuations were also issued in Santa Barbara County, in the south of the state. This also happened at the elegant Hotel Montecito, where Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, live, among others.

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